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arborescent

[ahr-buh-res-uh nt] /ˌɑr bəˈrɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
treelike in size and form.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin arborēscent- (stem of arborēscēns), present participle of arborēscere to grow into a tree. See arbor3, -escent
Related forms
arborescence, noun
arborescently, adverb
subarborescence, noun
subarborescent, adjective
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Examples from the web for arborescent
  • These wash environs are characterized by limited amounts of water and by the presence of arborescent, often spiny shrubs.
  • arborescent growing into a treelike habit, normally with a single woody stem.
British Dictionary definitions for arborescent

arborescent

/ˌɑːbəˈrɛsənt/
adjective
1.
having the shape or characteristics of a tree
Derived Forms
arborescence, noun
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arborescent in Medicine

arborescent ar·bo·res·cent (är'bə-rěs'ənt)
adj.
Dendriform.

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